MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Legislative leaders are continuing to discuss prison construction and renovation alternatives, including if pandemic relief funds can be used to offset costs or renovating and building prisons.
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MONTGOMERY — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday that she is looking at other options for prison construction after a plan to lease prisons fell apart because of financing troubles.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey agreed on Monday to lease two mammoth prisons as a partial solution to the state’s troubled correction system, over the objections of some legislators and advocates who warn that her $3 billion plan won’t resolve chronic violence and severe understaffing woes.
Alabama has about six weeks to spend almost $1 billion in remaining coronavirus relief funds or the money will revert to Washington, D.C., prompting concerns from advocacy groups that the state will leave money on the table that could be used to help hurting Alabamians.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday criticized legislators for taking control of the state's coronavirus relief money and threatened to delay a needed special session until they disclose their plans "down to the penny."
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a 2% pay raise for state employees.
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to do away with special elections for U.S. Senate, like last month's race that ended with the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century.